A nursery rhyme. Its first stanza reads:
Old King Cole was a merry old soul,
And a merry old soul was he;
He called for his pipe and he called for his bowl,
And he called for his fiddlers three.
noun 1. the period in the history of ancient Egypt, 2780–2280 b.c., comprising the 3rd to 6th dynasties, characterized by the predominance of Memphis. noun 1. a period of Egyptian history: usually considered to extend from the third to the sixth dynasty (?2700–?2150 bc)
noun, Informal. 1. a mother, usually one’s own. 2. a wife. 3. a girlfriend or female lover, especially a female lover with whom one cohabits. noun 1. an informal term for mother1 , wife (sense 1) 2. a large noctuid moth, Mormo maura, that has drab patterned wings originally thought to resemble an elderly Victorian […]
[thred-need-l] /ˈθrɛdˌnid l/ noun 1. the Bank of England (used as a nickname).
[ohld-lahyn] /ˈoʊldˈlaɪn/ adjective 1. following or supporting conservative or traditional ideas, beliefs, customs, etc. 2. long established; traditional: old-line society. adjective 1. (US & Canadian) conservative; old-fashioned 2. well-established; traditional